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Goodbye and Good Luck

This is normally a busy and very exciting time at Cart Mill as our pre school children prepare to take the next part of their education journey. All the staff love seeing the children excited at the prospect of getting their school uniform, visiting their new school, meeting their teachers and making new friends.
This year, we have been unable to celebrate this exciting time in the way we normally would and staff have missed out on tie ceremonies and school visits with the children too but we wanted to let you know we are all thinking about you and all wish you all the luck in the world. Our class of 2020 are an amazing group of children and we are so proud of them and the resilience they have shown during these strange times. To mark your next steps, all the staff at Cart Mill have prepared this little video for you to say goodbye and good luck.


Have a wonderful summer and enjoy Primary 1, continue to follow your dreams.
Lots of Love
The Cart Mill team 💜🌈⭐️

Transition to School 2020

WEEK 1

We are very aware that our traditional transition programme will be greatly missed by children and parents alike this year.  It is a special time for children to start thinking about school and the great adventure that lies ahead. We hope that you enjoy this transition programme based on the hugely popular book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen.

The Moving On programme  has been developed together with colleagues from Glenwood Family Centre, Our Lady of the Mission Primary School, Thornliebank Nursery and Primary School, Giffnock Nursery and Primary School and Braidbar Nursery and Primary School. This programme is appropriate for all of our pre-school children, even if they will be attending a primary school outwith the neighbourhood.

The Moving On programme reflects some of the experiences we would typically be doing in nursery this term. They are based on the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen which can be accessed online.

Each week until the end of term we will share an activity sheet by email and on our website which has some suggested activities. We encourage you and your child to engage in some of the activities throughout the week and keep a record of this learning however, as with all home learning activities please do what works for your family and in ways which interest your child.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Week 1

We hope you enjoy using this resource and we would love to see what you are doing. Please share @cartmillcentre and use #ERCgettingreadyforP1 .